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Pteromyscus pulverulentus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Pteromyscus pulverulentus
Species Authority: (Günther, 1873)
Common Name(s):
English Smoky Flying Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c+A3c+A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Aplin, K. & Duckworth, J.W.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is assessed as Endangered due to an expected population decline over more than 50% in the past and the future inferred from the extensive and rapid habitat loss.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (from Selangor and Pahang, to Johore), to Sumatra and Borneo. The potential range on Borneo and in Malay peninsula is probably more extensive than currently mapped. It is also found on the island of Penang (Medway 1983).
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: According to Bornean and Malay records it is probably a rare species, as it is rarely seen even in primary forest. So, even in optimum habitat it is not abundant. There are probably two relatively secure populations (with not large numbers) in Mt. Kinabalu National Park and in a nearby protected area.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is nocturnal, lives in tree hollows in tall, undisturbed primary forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is affected by habitat degradation because of low elevational range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Parts of its range are contained within well-managed, good condition National Parks.

Citation: Aplin, K. & Duckworth, J.W. 2008. Pteromyscus pulverulentus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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